The playoffs have been a disaster so far.
No lead is too big to overcome. No correct call is too big to overturn. And, no incorrect call is too big to not be upheld anyway.
No kick is too easy to miss. No pass is too easy to drop. And no ball carrier is too big to fumble. No quarterback is too big to throw an interception.
Even if it wasn’t one.
And that’s just the college football championship playoffs.
How about Alabama? The Tide puts a freshman quarterback in the game and he plays like an NFL veteran. Well, sort of.
But while everyone is heaping praise on the new Hawaiian king, no one in the postgame breakdowns mentioned how he initially struggled, especially on long balls. If Alabama had lost, Nick Saban would’ve been questioned upside down and inside out for what no doubt would’ve been classified in the media as a foolish decision.
And it looked foolish when the kid overthrew his first three long balls, any one of which could’ve gone for six. Check the game film. We ain’t lying.
The postgame media session would’ve been a blast with Saban getting into exchanges with all those reporters he so dearly loves.
In any event, apparently, the freshman quarterback who saved Saban’s bacon, we are told by well-placed sources, would’ve been sending out transfer applications if Saban had not inserted him into the game. Seems “Mr. Freshman Quarterback of the Year” was very upset all season that he never had a chance to beat out Jalen Hurts, let alone play more than mop-up roles in games in which Alabama had huge leads.
But the great Nick Saban apparently does not care whose toes he steps on nor whose feelings he Jalen Hurts on the road to victory and what was rumored to be his new job as head coach of the New York Giants.
However, Saban has said he might want to go into broadcasting when he’s done coaching. Maybe ESPN should’ve looked at him to replace Jon Gruden in the Monday Night Football booth. Why not? Everyone seems to have speculated on where Saban may or may not be going every time he wins a national title.
After all, couldn’t you see Saban in the MNF booth alongside Sean McDonough?
McDonough: Welcome in, ladies and gentlemen, with my partner Nick Saban. We have a fabulous match-up tonight between two teams that put on quite a show for us in the playoffs last year, Minnesota and New Orleans. Isn’t that right, Nick?
Saban: Sean, I just want to say that at no time have I ever been interested in nor been a candidate for the New York Giants head coaching job.
McDonough: Well, thanks Nick. But Case Keenum is out to prove tonight that he is every bit the big-game quarterback that Drew Brees is. Don’t you think?
Saban: Sean, at no time have I been a candidate for the Kansas City Chiefs head coaching job. No matter how slipshod people say their play-calling may have been in the playoffs last year.
McDonough: And as long as you mentioned the Chiefs, before we forget, Nick, next week we get to see Andy Reid as his Chiefs head into Oakland to take on the man who had this seat before you, Jon Gruden. What a match-up. What a reunion that should be, right?
Saban: Sean, at this time, I am not interested in nor am I a candidate for the position of Commissioner of the National Football League.
McDonough: Thanks, Nick. At this time, are you a candidate to talk about the damn game already? This telecast is tanking.
Saban: Y’know, Sean, just like so many reporters, you have this telecast dead and buried already. I mean, I might as well just fold the tent, right?
McDonough: Oh, I’ve got a tent you can fold, five ways and sideways and stick someplace on your body where the sun doesn’t shine.
Saban: Oh man, from the “Bad News Bears,” right? My wife and I saw that. We had this system at the movies. I would drop her off in front of the theater, she’d get in line and purchase the tickets while I parked. By the time I got back to the theater, she’d have the tickets. Then we’d get some popcorn and then go in and watch the movie.
McDonough: That’s great, Nick. But it’s 2018 now. You don’t have to do that anymore. You can order the tickets online and just walk right into the movie theater.
Saban: Well that takes all the fun out of it.
McDonough: Just like this broadcast.